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NEW  Schadow’s Meditations, Volume 2 of the Berlin Book

This is a parallel volume to Schade’s Passage, not a sequel, though major characters appear in both books. Emil Schadow is a conservative history professor who survives the war after the Nazis ignominiously throw him out of the university. Looking back in his old age he writes about his life and times including his pre-1914 affair with the young, radical sculptor Helga Opladen that ends in bitter tragedy, his guilt about not resisting the Hitler dictatorship and his distanced relationship with his deceased wife and son. His memories of friends and colleagues are presented throughout, as well as commentaries on some of his opinions and actions by John Schade and the often mysterious William Makepeace, characters from Volume 1. The book is complemented by a diary kept by Helga covering her life from her days in the artist milieu of Paris up to her death in the revolutionar year 1919. (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2017)

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NEW  Schade’s Passage, A Novel of Berlin 1945-1946 (Print and E-book)

This first of the four-volume Berlin Book follows the young John Schade, whose family the nazis forced out of Germany in the mid-1930s to the US.  He returns  to Berlin in the summer of 1945 as a cultural affairs control officer in the US Army’s military government to participate in the denazification and reconstruction of Berlin cultural life.  He is compelled to reconcile the experience of exile, leftist political leanings, and his precipitous affair with an intensely conflicted German actress with the political and moral necessity of both punishing and rebuilding Germany in cooperation with the other Allies.  The second volume, Schadow’s Meditations will be released in early 2018. (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2017)

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Almost to the End, The Shorter Poems: New and Old (Print and E-book)

These Haiku-like poems and longer verses represent nighttime thoughts and inspirations written down while reading Sam Hamill’s translations in The Sound of Water: Haiku by Basho, Buson, Issa , and Other Poets.  Some are simply inspired by them.  Others come from the author’s own musings. (The New Atlantian Library, an imprint of Absolutely Amazing E-books, 2016)

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The Hemingway Log, A Chronology of His Life and Times, University Press of Kansas, 2015

Although some before him have tried to compile a chronology of Hemingway’s life and works, none to my knowledge have come close to attaining Brewster Chamberlin’s achievement in The Hemingway Log…”  Paul Hendrickson, author of Hemingway’s Boat: Everything He Loved in Life, and Lost   More

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A Paris Chapbook

A series of short texts on the City of Light by various Europeans and Americans – Honoré de Balzac, Charles Baudelaire, Jean Cocteau, Friedrich Nietzsche, Lawrence Durrell, Frederick Douglass, Gertrude Stein, Ernest Hemingway and Henry James, to name a few.  These are followed by sharp and acute, sometimes hilarious comments from Chamberlin. (The New Atlantian Library, an imprint of Absolutely Amazing E-Books, 2013)

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Shorts of All Sorts: Selected Prose and Poems

A collection of short pieces including one-act plays, film scenarios, an obscene radio script burlesquing a 1950s radio western, poems, short stories that defy classification, and memorials to departed friends. (The New Atlantian Library, an imprint of Absolutely Amazing E-Books, 2013

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Travels in Greece and France

This first volume in the New Travels and Talks series contains several pieces about the author and his wife and their oddly circuitous travels in Greece and France. Also included are lectures given by the author at the Durrell School of Corfu. (The New Atlantian Library, an imprint of Absolutely Amazing E-Books, 2013.

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Radovic’s Dilemma: A Mediterranean Thriller

Radovic is an aging assassin, and he needs to retire. Exhausted from an arduous assignment in the north, he escapes to Corsica for the warmth of the sea and his lover’s arms….but a mysterious and irresistible blonde intervenes. In his eagerness to escape his dilemma, Radovic takes one last job, despite warnings from a friend. As he travels to the Middle East on a deadly freighter, the job unravels, only to be resolved in a surprising double-twist ending. (Xlibris, Revised Edition, 2012, also available as an E-book.)     Reviews

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Situation Reports on the Emotional Equipoise: Collected Poems 1959-2006

Chamberlin began writing poems in the mid-1950s and has never really stopped.  The themes of the poems reflect a wide variety of subjects from the eternal (love, sadness) to the contemporary (the deaths of W.H. Auden and Samuel Beckett) written in a range of styles and vocabularies. (Xlibris, 2007)

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